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Wandering through the fringes of design & tech


Thu Jan 28 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

An architectural education prepares students for a variety of career opportunities within the field, as well as outside of the traditional realm of the profession. Join the AIAS for a panel discussion with professionals who have taken non-traditional career paths and hear how their education and experience in architecture helped them get to where they are now.


Plastarc Webinar: The Role Tech Plays in the Future Office

Wed Oct 07 2020 16:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Way back in October 2020, I discussed some ideas around the elastic workplace and leveraging data to allow owners, operators, and workers to be much more dynamic with their decision-making process. As part of the panel, I some examples of AR/VR experiences, that allow trades-workers/applicators to learn remotely.


Tiempos Modernos: Transformación de Negocios AED en la Era de AR

Sun Sep 20 2020 16:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

En la ponencia del Arq. #RicardoJRodríguez conocerás cómo el uso de las herramientas AR / VR y los procesos de innovación que están transformando las prácticas comerciales tradicionales de Arquitectura, Ingeniería, Construcción y Operaciones. Así mismo abordaremos el viaje tecnológico centrado en las tendencias emergentes de AR / VR en la industria de la Construcción, centrados en cómo identificar y desarrollar estrategias para aprovechar las nuevas tecnologías basadas en la práctica.


BASF presentó en exclusiva BIMSMITH en el World of Concrete 2019

Thu Jan 24 2019 13:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

BASF ha lanzado su Centro de Recursos de Diseño y Construcción Virtual a nivel mundial, el cual que ofrece contenido digital de BIM, así como herramientas de construcción digitales que respaldan la selección, especificación y uso de los productos. El Centro de Recursos de VDC reúne a una red mundial de expertos en construcción con formación en arquitectura, ingeniería y contratación, que pueden ayudar a clientes, planificadores y arquitectos con sus respectivas consultas y darle acceso a toda la oferta de productos químicos para la construcción de BASF.


Surviving the End of Architecture

Tue Jul 03 2018 15:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Do you think contemporary architectural practice is averse to the digital realm? Our profession portrays itself as being highly creative, however, its business practices are decidedly analog. This article provokes the status quo and introduces the technological advances that set the stage for business models rooted in 21st century solutions.


Ricardo Rodriguez Receives Emerging Architects Award

Sat Nov 21 2015 01:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Fall Design Fête celebrates architects, designers, and advocates who have made contributions to Washington’s built environment.


Connecting & Mentoring Abroad

Fri May 08 2015 18:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Introducing the DC|PR Mentorship Series


Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program - Inaugural Scholars

Mon Sep 01 2014 16:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Beginning in 2013, the AIA|DC chapter undertook an initiative to develop a program which would help train and nurture the next generation of leaders. With the success of the previous program years, the Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program looks to secure a promising new faction of scholars in 2020 – 2021. The year-long program consists of nine individual half-day sessions attended by a competitively selected group of 16 emerging professionals (an emerging professional is defined as someone who has graduated from college with an architecture degree and is within 10 years of their first licensure). Prospective participants must go through an application process for selection where proven career success, community involvement and the individual’s firm support will be considered.

In 2018 at AIA Grassroots, the AIA|DC CKLDP was recognized with the recognized with the AIA CACE Component Excellence Award for Knowledge Sharing Initiatives.


Previous Speaking Engagements


11.15-12.2015 & 05.2017-10.2017


Rage Against the Machines: Surviving the End of Architecture, NYC
Author, Presenter & Moderator

Breaking out of the Box: A Designer's Guide to Leadership, DC, PR, PA ,VA
Author & Presenter

Designing for Hackers, Hustlers & Hipsters, SocialTables, Washington, DC
Author & Presenter



04.2015 & 09.2015

NOMAS Symposium 2016, Washington, DC

"Building Success" Minority Leader Panelist


CKLDP Round Table - AIA Leadership Institute, Washington, DC

Speaker & Panelist


DC|PR Mentorship Series, Piloto151 (Tech Incubator), San Juan, PR

Co-Organizer, Author & Keynote Speaker




Bilingual Arch. Workshop for Kids, Washington Architectural Foundation, DC

Co-Organizer & Presenter


ITT Future Trends in Architecture, Fairfax, VA



AIA|DC LA.IDEA's Tertulia: Tropical Modernism in Puerto Rico, DC

Author & Presenter

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